Mohegan Lake Legal Defense Fund

History of this site

This site was originally set up to fight 3 of 5 zoning variances proposed by the FBC development at Sagamore Trail and Mohegan Ave that eliminates two single family homes while nearly quadrupling the parking and occupancy loads of the old Lakeland Jewish Center. That effort failed and the application is currently before the Planning Board.

While Save Mohegan Lake will continue to update you on that issue, we are moving on to all issues affecting the lake, such as Mohegan Lake Improvement District (MLID) meetings, agenda and budget. This site is not an official mouthpiece for MLID, but some updates will be provided on this site; the official site is located here.

We do it all here, so long as it's Mohegan Lake related. Feel free to submit comments, content, garage sale notices, police blotters, PSA's, essays on the virtues of our 105 acre ice rink, rants, raves, etc... We love it all.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MLID Meeting 6/12/2014 @7:30

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From Ken:

At the Calvary Chapel of Westchester, 99 Baron de Hirsch Road, Crompond at 7:30 PM on Thurs June 12.  Hope to see you there as we address the challenges that nature brings, the priorities for lake staff (those lake weeds are growing everywhere), planning for lake day, and whether we can do anything this season to impact the algae.    

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

It's on: Chee-chaw, chee-chaw!

Yorktown is looking to pass a law allowing owners of almost 1 acre (40,000sf; an acre is 43,560sf) to have chickens--no rooster--on their property.  It seems like a reasonable proposal and I would like to have a small chicken coop on my property with a couple (literally) egg laying hens.  I have four daughters and they would love it.  It would be a lot of work, keeping it clean and the pets healthy--and safe from the coyote in our backyard.

There will be a public hearing at the Town Board meeting at the Teatown Reservation on July 1st.  If you have an opinion, you should write the Town Board or attend the hearing to express your view.  I'm all for it, but feel it's prejudicial for those of us that don't have houses on acre+ lots.

The standard should be reasonable and prudent, not a square footage and # of animals.  Reasonable and prudent.  Also, please leave it out out of the Zoning Board of Appeals; they only meet 11 times a year and hem and haw until the cows come home.  The Town Board is more responsible and accountable.